# Excel DECIMAL Function

Summary

The Excel DECIMAL function converts an alpha-numeric number into its decimal equivalent.

Purpose

Converts an alpha-numeric number to decimal

Return value

Decimal number

Syntax

=DECIMAL (number, radix)

Arguments

**number**- A string of alpha-numeric characters.**radix**- A number within the range [2, 36] that represents the base of the number to be converted.

Usage notes

The input string must only contain valid alpha-numeric characters corresponding with the provided base (radix).

Base | Alpha-Numeric Characters |
---|---|

binary | 0 - 1 |

octal | 0 - 7 |

decimal | 0 - 9 |

hexidecimal | 0 - 9 and A - F |

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